Monday, 29 December 2014

3 Palestinians injured after Israeli forces fire at protesters in Gaza


Three Palestinians were injured on Sunday afternoon after Israeli forces opened fire on protesters close to the Erez crossing on the border with Israel in the northern Gaza Strip.

Witnesses told Ma'an that Israeli troops fired gunshots at dozens of young protestors who approached the border fence after they partook in a rally in the area protesting the ongoing siege and demanding reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.

As a result, three young men sustained gunshot injuries, one of whom was hit in the thigh. He was evacuated to a hospital in nearby Beit Hanoun.

An Israeli military spokeswoman confirmed that Israeli forces had opened fire, saying that "40 or more Palestinians were hurling rocks and rioting violently" in the area and as a result, Israeli forces "attempted to disperse the riot" and "fired toward the main instigator's lower extremities." more

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